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Sharon Bird


Australian skills and knowledge will drive the transformation of our national economy to make our industry innovative and sustainable and therefore competitive in a global market place.

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Connecting Skills with Industry

The 2013-14 Budget will build on the Gillard Government's investment in a quality training system to meet Australia's current and future workforce needs and help businesses stay competitive.


$86.5 million to help disadvantaged students

Disadvantaged students will have more help to access and complete an undergraduate degree, with $86.5 million in equity funding announced today.





The Higher Education and Skills elements of the portfolio will assist Australians to gain the qualifications and skills to play a central role in the transformation of the Australian economy.



Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Australian Skillaroos off to Germany

The nation’s most talented young tradies fly out tomorrow in their quest for gold at the international WorldSkills competition in Leipzig, Germany.
Monday, 24 June 2013

Indigenous Staff Scholarships now open

Indigenous university staff can now apply for scholarships that will help them take a year off work to study fulltime.
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